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Re: Nigerian Scammers Using Hearing Impaired System

Posted by Steve [Email] (more from Steve) on Mon, 8 Dec 2003 18:49:53 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Nigerian Scammers Using Hearing Impaired System, Shirley, Tue, 2 Dec 2003 11:53:49
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Just got a call a few minutes ago from "ATT Internet Relay Service" and guess who's on the other end (with the poor girl operator in the middle)? Some person in Texas who's leaving for Ireland in the morning and will mail a cashier's for $7000 check ASAP for my 1988 Saab 9000 turbo I'm selling for $2000. Then of course all I have to do is have $4500 cash or a cashier's check ready for his "agent" who will actually come get the car, naturally leaving me a most generous $500 bonus! Now the conversation was a bit awkward at the end before I told the operator this was a scam and I'd like to end the call, so I'm not actually sure if he was saying that he'd actually send his agent to meet me, or after the transaction was completed his agent would come for the car. If so, they are getting bolder and bolder with this! Then they had the nerve to call back right away!!!
A related thought: Does it seem they're targeting lower-priced cars, hoping those sellers may be more suspectible/gullible? Seller Beware!
-Steve

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